Wanna Make Mexican Food? Here Are the Staple Ingredients

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Whether you’ve been eating Mexican food your whole life or you just discovered it, it’s not difficult to recreate the meals at home. With a little practice and some knowledge about the staple ingredients it uses, you can easily become an expert in Mexican cuisine. Let’s start with some of the most common ingredients.


Mexican cuisine wouldn’t be the same without tortillas. They are used for tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more. There are different types of tortillas and it’s crucial to choose the right one if you want your dish to be a success.


Just like any other cuisine, Mexican cuisine has its own set of spices that help complete the flavor. Among them are cumin, coriander, garlic powder, cinnamon, chili powder, etc.

Chili Peppers

Most dishes from Mexican cuisine use at least one type of chili pepper, and some use more of them. Varieties include jalapenos, habaneros, serranos, etc. They can go into virtually any Mexican dish and only improve it.


Beans provide a great protein base for many dishes. You can use black or pinto beans and always get the right flavor. Beans are especially great for side dishes. Try dishes like refined beans or frijoles de olla (Mexican pinto beans).